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jQuery: A Beginner's Guide by John Pollock

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Chapter 5

JavaScript and the Document Object Model

Key Skills & Concepts

Images Basic JavaScript

image The Document Object Model (DOM)

image The DOM and jQuery

Since jQuery is a JavaScript library, you will sometimes find it helpful to know some of the basics of the JavaScript language. This knowledge can help you better understand jQuery syntax, and can also help you when you need to do things such as use variables, make comparisons, write custom functions, and ...

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